International media to be shown best of Wales in Newport

International media to be shown best of Wales in Newport

International media to be shown best of Wales in Newport

First published in News

REPORTERS from all over the world covering the NATO Summit will taste the best of Welsh culture, food and drink at its best at a reception in Newport on Thursday.

Producers including a brewery from Caerphilly will feature at the event and a Cwmbran children's choir will be among those provising the entertainment.

The Welsh Government is set to welcome them to Wales at the reception, which will be held at Tredegar House in Newport for the 1,500 or so media accredited to attend the summit.

The First Minister, Carwyn Jones said: “The NATO Summit will focus international attention on Wales in a way that we have rarely, if ever, experienced before. It’s important that we welcome the world’s media in the same way as we would welcome any visitors to our country, but particularly because we want them to leave with a positive impression of our country “The presence of so many journalists from so many countries here provides us with an opportunity to show this informed and influential group of people what Wales is all about, who we are and what we can do, so they can better reflect where the summit is taking place to the millions of people who are their audiences in their own countries.”

The journalists will be served Welsh food with a modern twist, prepared by chefs from the Welsh Culinary Association including Bangor mussels, Pembrokeshire crab, Penclawdd cockles and Welsh cheeses, such as Perl Wen, Gorwydd Caerphilly and Colliers cheddar.

Hybu Cig Cymru-Meat Promotion Wales will also have a demonstration kitchen, where wonderful Welsh lamb and beef will be prepared and served.

Drinks from across Wales, including Radnor Hills, Tŷ-Nant, Llanllŷr, Brecon Carreg and Decante mineral waters, Welsh Brew tea and Penderyn whiskey will be showcased and a selection of beers and ciders, from brewers such as Brains, Hurns and the Celt Experience, as well Wrexham lager and Gwynt y Ddraig cider will be served to guests. Brains will be sponsoring three signature ales that will be served at the event.

Entertainment will be provided by a Welsh National Opera string ensemble, renowned Welsh folk group Mabon and the award-winning Cwmbran-based Nidus Children’s choir.

The owners of Tredegar House, the National Trust, have agreed that the property will be open to those attending the reception, and will contain displays about the history of the house and the local area, with staff on hand to answer questions. The outside of the property will be especially lit-up for the event.

The First Minister added: “We aim to give a positive impression of Wales to the travelling media and this reception will be key in helping us to do that.”

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12:02pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Mervyn James says...

Including a display of the latest tank and arms technology according to BBC Wales too...
Including a display of the latest tank and arms technology according to BBC Wales too... Mervyn James
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1:12pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

"Drinks from across Wales, including Radnor Hills, Tŷ-Nant, Llanllŷr, Brecon Carreg and Decante mineral waters, Welsh Brew tea and Penderyn whiskey will be showcased and a selection of beers and ciders, from brewers such as Brains, Hurns and the Celt Experience, as well Wrexham lager and Gwynt y Ddraig cider will be served to guests. Brains will be sponsoring three signature ales that will be served at the event. "

As the First Minister says: Plan A is to create a positive impression of Wales to international media. Failing that, Plan B could always fall back on that old tactic of getting them drunk:)
"Drinks from across Wales, including Radnor Hills, Tŷ-Nant, Llanllŷr, Brecon Carreg and Decante mineral waters, Welsh Brew tea and Penderyn whiskey will be showcased and a selection of beers and ciders, from brewers such as Brains, Hurns and the Celt Experience, as well Wrexham lager and Gwynt y Ddraig cider will be served to guests. Brains will be sponsoring three signature ales that will be served at the event. " As the First Minister says: Plan A is to create a positive impression of Wales to international media. Failing that, Plan B could always fall back on that old tactic of getting them drunk:) Katie Re-Registered
  • Score: 5

2:48pm Tue 2 Sep 14

DavidMclean says...

Katie Re-Registered wrote:
"Drinks from across Wales, including Radnor Hills, Tŷ-Nant, Llanllŷr, Brecon Carreg and Decante mineral waters, Welsh Brew tea and Penderyn whiskey will be showcased and a selection of beers and ciders, from brewers such as Brains, Hurns and the Celt Experience, as well Wrexham lager and Gwynt y Ddraig cider will be served to guests. Brains will be sponsoring three signature ales that will be served at the event. "

As the First Minister says: Plan A is to create a positive impression of Wales to international media. Failing that, Plan B could always fall back on that old tactic of getting them drunk:)
Trust me. As an ex-journo myself, Plan B is ALWAYS received positively, and in my case, almost always resulted in a glowing review!
[quote][p][bold]Katie Re-Registered[/bold] wrote: "Drinks from across Wales, including Radnor Hills, Tŷ-Nant, Llanllŷr, Brecon Carreg and Decante mineral waters, Welsh Brew tea and Penderyn whiskey will be showcased and a selection of beers and ciders, from brewers such as Brains, Hurns and the Celt Experience, as well Wrexham lager and Gwynt y Ddraig cider will be served to guests. Brains will be sponsoring three signature ales that will be served at the event. " As the First Minister says: Plan A is to create a positive impression of Wales to international media. Failing that, Plan B could always fall back on that old tactic of getting them drunk:)[/p][/quote]Trust me. As an ex-journo myself, Plan B is ALWAYS received positively, and in my case, almost always resulted in a glowing review! DavidMclean
  • Score: 7

3:10pm Tue 2 Sep 14

fieldsof fields says...

What, no Tiny Rebel?
What, no Tiny Rebel? fieldsof fields
  • Score: 5

3:24pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Banjalucka says...

A free binge and grub for the journo's eh.
A free binge and grub for the journo's eh. Banjalucka
  • Score: -4

5:52pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Vauxfiat says...

Would love to see the Journalists after a few pints of Brains SA :-)
Would love to see the Journalists after a few pints of Brains SA :-) Vauxfiat
  • Score: 0

10:56pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Jewellery10 says...

I believe that Newport City Council still own Tredegar House, and that it is leased to the National Trust. Can anyone from NCC confirm this?
I believe that Newport City Council still own Tredegar House, and that it is leased to the National Trust. Can anyone from NCC confirm this? Jewellery10
  • Score: -1

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